In 1992 Aston Martin’s works service offered a 6.3 liter upgrade on existing models. Easily identified by their ‘Virage 6.3 Litre’ badge, these were fitted with a larger version of the potent V8 engine. Futhermore the rest of the car was comprehensively upgraded in this £50,000 conversion.
The engine work involved enlarging the engines to 6347cc which resulted in 465 bhp to 500 bhp. Other upgrades included larger brakes, a wider bodykit and in some rare cases features that were offered on the upcoming Vantage model. Both coupes and convertibles were equipped with the 6.3 engine.
Presented in midnight blue with fawn leather interior, this Aston Martin Vantage was bought new by businessman François Pinault. He used the car for several years before selling it in 2001. It had two subsequent owners before passing into the hands of the vendor. Undriven between 2006 and 2009, the car was then stripped down and checked over, and had a new clutch fitted, and gaskets replaced. The odometer reads 29,000 km, which is confirmed by successive MOT reports available in the file. This is an exceptional car offering performance and exclusivity. Auction Source: 2012 Artcurial Motorcars à Rétromobile